CINCINNATI OH- Mary Ellen DuBois died peacefully, surrounded by family, of natural causes on December 12, 2020 at 12:45pm in her home. She was born February 02, 1931 in Blackford County, Indiana, the daughter of Howard Martin Stroble and Ellen (Willman) Stroble. She was one of ten children and the last surviving sibling.
Mary Ellen graduated from Hartford City High School and Ball State Teacher's College. Following graduation, she taught at Mishawaka High School for 5 years. Midway through her teaching career, Mary Ellen met and married her sweetheart William (Bill) H. DuBois on September 02, 1956. They worked in tandem as entrepreneurial business partners for DuBois Importing Company and celebrated 55 years of marriage upon Bill's death in 2011.
Mary Ellen was a loyal member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana. She enjoyed all things related to family, grandchildren and living life to its fullest. She spent her later years visiting family, taking cruises, attending concerts and spending time with her local Bridge Club friends. She was exemplary as a wife, mother-in-law, grandparent, family member and friend. Mary Ellen was generous, loving, and creative. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include two sons and their families: Kent DuBois and his wife, Darlen, of TN, and Mark DuBois and his wife, Beth, of OH. Surviving grandchildren include: Jason (IL), Hannah (TN) and her husband, Raiko, Lydia (VA), Caleb (TN), Steven (OH) and his wife, Ashley, and David (OH). She had one great-grandchild, Thomas, born to Hannah and her husband. There are also many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Due to COVID-19 and winter conditions, a service of remembrance will be held in Mishawaka, Indiana during the Spring of 2021 at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park. If you would like further information, please contact Darlen DuBois at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who wish to remember Mary Ellen in a special way may make charitable gifts to the Lutheran Disaster Response of the ELCA or charity of one's choice